• R&D Intern - Spring 2019

    Posted Date 6 days ago(10/12/2018 10:49 AM)
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    Job Location
    # of Openings
    Research & Development
  • Introduction

    Is This The Role For You?


    We hire smart people with big hearts.  People who have a passion for their work and who strive every day to help others. Our work requires bold and innovative leaders; people who bring strong values and ethics to their role.


    If you’re ready for a career that allows you to grow and develop into the professional you want to be – today and in the future….CryoLife is the place for you.

    Position Overview

    To provide current college students the opportunity to gain hands-on research and development experience in the corporate medical device setting.  Interns will be paired with a current member of R&D and will provide engineering support in the phases of device prototyping test fixture development and device characterization. Interns will also have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and attend events aimed at furthering their knowledge.


    Investigate and evaluate innovative medical devices:

    • Perform marketing and technical literature surveys to identify the current state of the art in multiple surgical disciplines
    • Contribute to the design ideation of new medical devices and components
    • Develop in silico models of device components for prototyping and characterization


    Develop experimental testing strategies, protocols, and systems:

    • Define testing strategies to advance the understanding of current concepts
    • Author protocols for the characterization of device components
    • Construct test setups and systems to obtain testing data on device components




    • Currently enrolled as a full-time engineering student, preferably with an interest or background in life sciences (Business or Engineering degree a plus)
    • Previous research experience is highly desired
    • Junior or Senior in good academic standing
    • Ability to work a minimum of 15 hours per week
    • Interest in a career in the medical device industry
    • Ideal candidates must be organized, hardworking, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills


    Company Info

    Who We Are.

    CryoLife is one of the world’s contemporary medical device companies providing preserved human cardiac and vascular tissues, surgical adhesives and sealants, cardiac lasers and implantable end-stage renal disease access grafts for the repair of complex cardiac and vascular reconstruction surgeries. Since the Company’s inception in 1984, it is estimated that its products and tissues have been implanted in about 900,000 patients worldwide.


    CryoLife technology and products bring restoration and hope to people all around the world. CryoLife headquarters are located in Kennesaw, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.


    CryoLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    CryoLife provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


    Reasonable Accommodations
    CryoLife is committed to providing reasonable accommodations both in the application and interview process, consistent with legal requirements. If you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email ADA_Accommodation@CryoLife.com or call 770-429-5215. A Human Resources representative will return your call. Messages or emails for any reason other than accommodation requests will not be returned.


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